Research about ECEC-blog began to publish Finnish research in English from the beginning of 2021. We have now had five blog texts since the beginning of the year, including Marika Matengu (January), Heidi Chydenius, Annukka Pursi and Lasse Lipponen (February), Jouni Veijalainen (March) Juliene Madureire Ferreira (April) and Johanna Heikka (May).
Maria Matengu’s text on January is about the meaning of belonging in early childhood
” Belonging is at the core of human development: connectedness with others holds our humanity together; it protects us from danger and is foundational for development that makes humans differ from any other living species on earth.”
Read more on her blog: ”In adversity the sense of belonging becomes critical in ECEC”
Heidi Chydenius, Annukka Pursi and Lasse Lipponen wrote a text in February about being a child at the time of covid-19 pandemic.
” Children especially missed their friends and playing with them, but also longed for the ECEC centers’ adults, and center as a space and a place.”
Read more on their blog: ”What is it like to be a child in times of the COVID -19 pandemic?”
Jouni Veijanen’s text on March is about childrens emotions and selfregulation (and how to support them!).
” The results indicate, the better the self-regulation children have, the more they express positively related emotions. For example, the children with good self-regulation expressed clearly more emotions of happiness, joy, and contentedness.”
Read more on his blog: ” Emotions and self-regulation in the Finnish early childhood education and care”
Juliene Madureire Ferreira wrote a text in April about inclusion and collaboration of children.
” Collaborative learning is, however, fundamentally different from other types of social interaction because it demands children to share their understanding of the activity, negotiate their intentions and coordinated their actions synchronously; it demands that children establish joint intentions”
Jahanna Heikka’s texts in May is about pedagogigal leadership.
” Lack of support at the national level can harm leaders and teachers’ capabilities to find intact leadership identity and can cause insecurity of implementing leadership roles in ECE settings.”
Read more on her blog: ”Distributed pedagogical leadership for quality early childhood education”
RECEC will continue in August after a well-deserved summer break!
We would like to thank all the writers for their work and wish a great summer holiday to everyone!
– RECEC TEAM–